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Startup Pitch

2023 WKBC


2023 WKBC


1. Create Global investment opportunities for representatives of promising Startup companies in the US and Korea

2. Contribute to job creation in Korea and the United States through collaboration opportunities with similar technology-related companies

3. Investment/marketing for Korean Startup companies to advance into the US through the Korean business competition

4. Provides a foundation to support


When - 10/13/2023 Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Where - Anaheim Convention Center 2nd Floor


How the Competition Works

Participation Target

Companies participating in the Orange County Korean Business Convention 2023 EXPO Startup Exhibition Hall

(US/Korean company)

Selection Method

16 companies selection method: 2 groups by sector

Step 1: online selection with 5min video introduction

Step 2: Startup pitch judges visit EXPO stores to judge based on the screening criteria, 10/11/23 (Wed) - 23 (Thu)

After confirmation, the Best 16 companies are selected.

Notification of Participating Companies

Direct notification to the representative of participating companies via e-mail or SNS, by 10/12/23 5:00PM

Selection Judges

Korean business advisory group

Startup-related college professor

Sponsored by Venture Capitals, commissioned member of the Chamber of Commerce and more

Judging Criteria

To be determined by the judging committee

Technology originality, creativity, scalability, marketing, presentation skills, etc.

Time Table

Total Expected Participating Companies

After selecting 16 companies among the companies participating in the EXPO Startup exhibition hall, attend the pitch competition

Technology sector 1

8:20 - 9:00AM


9:00 - 10:00AM

Opening Ceremony

Congratulatory remarks, introduction of judges, introduction of guests

10:00 - 12:00PM

15 min Max / 8 companies

12:00- 1:00PM


Technology sector 2

1:00 - 3:00PM

15 min Max / 8 companies

3:00 - 3:30PM

Break time

3:30 - 5:00PM

Judging Results and Award Ceremony


Dinner and Networking with VC/Investors